Barrier breaking Gen. Colin Powell dies from COVID complications

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor General Colin Powell, 84, the first Black United States Secretary of State, has died from complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, according to an announcement Powell’s family posted to Facebook. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the

Study shows how medical community neglected African Americans with Covid

By: Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent It’s well-documented that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in communities everywhere, but African Americans mainly have borne the brunt of the disease’s impact. Now, a new study published by the University of Michigan delves further into yet another systemic problem. Findings from the study show that Black

Former Rep. Allen West announces he has COVID-19

In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, file photo, Texas gubernatorial hopeful Allen West speaks at the Cameron County Conservatives anniversary celebration, in Harlingen, Texas. West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. (AP Photo/Eric